Bernera Museum, Great Bernera

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Bernera Museum is a small community museum run by local volunteers who are proud to have been awarded full Museum Accreditation and Visit Scotland 4 Star museum status. The collection includes genealogical, crofting and photographic records for Bernera and display boards telling the story of Bernera from the Iron Age through to the Bridge Over the Atlantic built in the 1950s. The museum also holds fine bone and antler artefacts from the Iron Age dig at Bosta. The Bernera Historical Trust run both the Museum and the Iron Age House at Bosta, both of which are open May to September Monday to Friday 12 noon to 4pm, and the Iron Age House on Saturdays during June, July and August. The Museum is open October to May Tuesdays and Thursday 1pm to 3pm only. There is a small entrance fee to both. Please visit website for more information. Plan to visit Bernera Museum during your Great Bernera vacation using our convenient Great Bernera trip itinerary website.
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  • The museum is housed in the community centre, and is quite small but very interesting. From early finds like combs through to recent items such as part of the Time and Tide Bell installation (on...  more »
  • It tells the stories of local people, from the Iron Age through the Bernera crofters' riot to the bridge over the Atlantic. No great battles or famous people, just stuff that happened to ordinary...  more »
  • Small museum,very informative.nice cafe next door.
  • Fab local museum. Small, but packed with archaeology, history, and genealogy.
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